When the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises team returns to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) action this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, veteran driver Scott Riggs will be behind the wheel of the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/ fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet Silverado.
"I'm excited about this opportunity," said Riggs. "When I raced late models at South Boston, Orange County and Myrtle Beach, I raced against Ricky's teams, so it's exciting to be going racing with a team and a group of guys that I know."
The new driver and team got a jump start on the Martinsville race last week with a test at Little Rock Speedway in Rockingham, N.C.
"I was impressed with the truck and the way it ran at Little Rock," said team manager Mike Hester. "We didn't get as much time on track as we would have liked, but the truck was pretty good and should be good when we unload (at Martinsville)."
Riggs is no stranger to the half-mile paperclip in Southwest Va. In addition to his extensive NASCAR Cup Series experience at the track, the Bahama, N.C.-native collected his first of five truck series wins of the 2001 season at the track.
The No. 92 entry has made six NCWTS starts in 2012 with drivers David Reutimann and Chad McCumbee. The team will make a decision on the three remaining races this season after Martinsville.
Veteran crew chief Dave Fuge takes over as crew chief of the No. 92 for the event.
"This will be the first time in a year and a half that I haven't been a start-and-park car," said Riggs, "so we are going to go out here at Martinsville and have some fun."